In wake of the faculty and staff layoffs, many rumors have circulated around campus from concerned students regarding Geneva College’s financial stability. Alongside other staff and faculty cuts, the recent suspension of the chaplain position, held by Reverend Rutledge Etheridge since 2013, has created some of the most tension from students.Read More
Geneva College is changing their policy regarding off-campus living. Previously, students were allowed to live in the home of a faculty or staff member, but that option is now off the table for students wishing to commute to Geneva College.Read More
Recent budget concerns led to changes in faculty and staff positions at Geneva, taking effect on June 3 at the start of the new fiscal year. Several positions at the college have been eliminated, reduced to part-time or redistributed.Read More
Starting this spring, PennDOT will begin the “7th Avenue Betterment Project,” a road-construction project that will renew the entire main street on Route 18, beginning with the bridge connecting Beaver Falls and New Brighton and continuing until 19th street.Read More
Alumnus George Tannehill and his wife, Beverly, have willed $1.5 million dollars to the department of Business, Accounting and Sport Management at Geneva College upon his 2018 passing.Read More
For the first time, Geneva College takes charge of planning the Beaver County Special Olympics after hosting the event for three years. Previously planned solely by the Beaver County Special Olympics Management Team, which is still involved through Andrew Fee, Director of Athletic Operations, the Special Olympics were held on April 26 at Reeves Field.Read More
Humans vs. Zombies faced an uncertain future on April 8, after a community member reported an individual with a gun on Geneva College’s campus to local police. Though the reported weapon was found only to be a nerf gun belonging to a student player, the game was postponed for the remainder of the day.
The nerf gun in question had been painted black by the owner, with only minor sections of the orange color visible. The police arrived on campus in a matter of minutes, quickly settling the matter.
In light of these events, there has been discussion concerning the future of the game.
“Nobody is saying at this point we need to stop Humans vs. Zombies,” said Randon Willard, director of the Center for Student Engagement.
It seems this incident has not decreased excitement for the annual game. It remains an engaging event for the students on campus, as well as a point of interest for incoming students to observe during campus visits.
Faculty leader of the gun club and associate professor of business, Dr. Matt Fuss, said, “It is an activity that really engages the campus community. I see students that are otherwise reserved being involved in Humans versus Zombies.”
Additionally, many students have expressed an acceptance towards the added regulations.
Senior William Klanderman, adventure team student leader in charge of the event, said, “I really see HvZ as the quintessential ulterior motive of college education. You need to have that craziness. You need to have that fun.”Read More
On March 30, five bands gathered together in Johnston Gym on Geneva College’s campus from 6:30 to 10 p.m. to put on their annual Angst Fest show.Read More
A new club is up and running on campus. Under the leadership of president Dylan Van Sky, the Chess Club is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing clubs at Geneva.Read More
Beth Carlson, physician assistant and director of health services, has certainly felt the Lord’s calling in her life. Her interest in medicine from a young age has led her through multiple career opportunities, eventually leading her to Geneva in the fall of 2018.Read More
Geneva College has lowered the maximum credits students can take without being charged extra. Previously, students could take a maximum of 20 credits, with anything over 20 being charged per-credit. Now, students wishing to take more than 18 credits must pay $930 for each credit over, or alternatively go through an appeal process in order to be exempt from the extra fee.Read More
Counselors and pastors often share similar responsibilities, including meeting the needs of others on deep, personal levels. Wearing both these hats, graduate student and intern for Geneva College’s counseling services, Toby Shope plays a huge role in ministering to the needs of students on campus. With a heart for the Lord, Shope has already had a big impact on Geneva’s campus, including initiating the Stress Less program, a weekly meeting to help undergraduate students handle and alleviate stress.Read More
Going to a Christian conference is not a one-day, or even a weekend, event. Going to a Christian conference is a dedication to your own personal, individualized Christian faith. It is a special time and space that gives human beings the opportunity to build a relationship with Christ, rebuild a relationship with Christ, grow alongside other believers, pursue the Lord in a way that they are unable to do on a day-to-day basis and truly respond to the Holy Spirit.Read More
On Jan. 22, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh submitted a campus closure plan set to take place March 31. In a letter addressed to Geneva College, the institute said, “The decision was made for a number of reasons, including significantly declining enrollment.” The closure will prevent most students, including one Geneva student, from receiving a degree. It will also lead to changes in Geneva’s communication department.Read More
On Feb. 27, GVALS welcomed Christopher Yuan, professor of Biblical studies at Moody Bible Institute, for the third time to speak on campus. He addressed the subjects “Redeeming Biblical Singleness” at chapel and “A Christian Response to Homosexuality” in the evening in Skye Lounge.
The communication department has announced the launch of a new communication design degree, beginning fall of 2019. This new major combines the current majors of visual communication and communication studies.Read More
Ree’s Family Diner in downtown Beaver Falls opened on Feb. 23, claiming to be the “Best Mom & Pop Home-style Cooking” in the area. The diner is owned by Ron Jaber and 2005 Geneva alum, Margarita Jaber.
The candidates for the Geneva College Student Government (GCSG) were voted in on Feb. 15, led by Hollie Gfroerer, and now next year’s government is ready to make their mark on Geneva’s campus.Read More
Renovations are taking place in the McCartney Library to make room for a robust collection of research, articles and papers written by the late Dr. John H. Gerstner, a renowned theologian who greatly impacted evangelical and Presbyterian churches and organizations throughout the nation.Read More